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POCUS and the Environment

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Dr. Matthew Burke received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his family medicine residency at Brown University and, through the Robert Graham Center in Washington, D.C., subsequently completed a fellowship in primary care health policy at Georgetown University. Since then, Dr. Burke has worked in federal government, academic residency practice, and urgent care. He served as the new physician member to the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) board of directors from 2016 to 2017. He is currently practicing in Arlington, VA. He has strong interests in the social determinants of health and in particular environmental determinants, as the climate crisis threatens to be the public health emergency of the 21st century.

Additional Resources

  1. Learn how performing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in primary care centers offers medical and environmental benefits.
  2. Read to find out how different environmental changes adversely affect human health and why there’s a disproportionate impact across populations.
  3. Advancements in technology, including point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), can help medical professionals address the increase of client cases stemming from climate issues.
  4. Researchers predict that between 2030 and 2050, the effects of climate change will influence an increase of approximately 250,000 annual deaths. Learn more here.

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